Tuesday, April 17, 2007


The shooter at VA Tech's name is very, very similar to the freak-out nutcase I dated in college. I wonder what he is up to lately, and if he's still insane...


Monday, April 16, 2007

June 11

In an ongoing effort to destroy my niece altogether, the oh-so-fabulous court system has delayed her hearing until June 11. Nice...

Oh, and we have another glowing example of how nicely CPS is protecting the children. I posted a little while ago about how my grand-nephew was required to attend a particular daycare center. Imagine our horror when: a) a child brought a gun to that daycare center (that CPS required) and b) CPS caseworkers 'forgot' to mention the incident until my brother in law brought it up. Needless to say, my grand-nephew will not be returning to THAT center.

Doesn't this read just like some soap opera? I'm sick with anger over the whole stinking mess.

M.W. - the depressed and angry

LOL at myself

Post below was written in whatchamacallit Hindi alphabet. Isn't it pretty?

त्य्पिंग इन हिंदी

थिस इस जुस्त तू वेइर्द! हिंदी सीम्स तो बे सुच अ बौतिफुल व्रित्तें लंगुअगे.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Someone, please shoot me now

Dratted Easter lillies!

I go through this every year. Every single ding-dong year! We get ready for early morning church services on Easter Sunday. I have a niggling thought that I've forgotten something important. In the rush to get out the door in an attempt to actually be on time, I shove that thought out of my head. Twenty minutes after sitting down in the pew, the first full-body sneeze hits and I remember...

I am horribly allergic to the gorgeous white blossoms of doom that are set out each and every Easter Sunday. My sinuses swell to the point it feels like they are about to make an escape through my eyeballs. My throat turns into a flaming red hot torturing device. My nose becomes red and rough from all the tissues. Clear snot pours out of my nose. My teeth ache, and I am all around miserable. It's usually 2-3 days before everything clears out.

Why can't I ever remember this BEFORE I get to church when I can get hold of an antihistamine?

It doesn't help that this year, I am also probably coming down with L.'s cold...

Doed addybody hab a keenex?

M.W. - the congested

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I swear I am not making this up

We had SNOW today. SNOW in Central Texas in APRIL. SNOW!

Did I mention we had SNOW today?

This is the front of my house.


Updated to add: According to news reports, this is the third time since weather has been recorded here that it snowed in April. Once in 1992, once in 1928 and then now... Crazy!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Check 'em out!

The Easter Bunny is always a big hit with our family. Or can't you tell?

From S. as Reported by Grandma and Grandpa

I'm going to be a grown up tomorrow. I'm going to have my own house, my own animals and my own kids and I'm going to drive a car. I'm fed up with Mommy and Daddy.

Another one on the chin

My niece's court date yesterday was postponed until some time next week. Great...


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Court Date

If you're the praying sort, please take a moment for my niece. Her court date is today, and she will find out if the judge accepts her plea bargain agreement. It is most likely he/she will accept it and move on and my niece will start on 10 years' probation. However, the judge can reject it and sentence her to jail anyway...

Ironic this falls on Maundy Thursday, and I can't help but think of Jesus' betrayal. Her whole ordeal has been a huge betrayal by our legal/child protective system.

This is what weighs on my mind today.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

When will I ever learn...

On the way home from work after having picked up the kiddoes, Mr. W. and I had a little conversation about a couple of co-workers. Co-worker A's son is in the same daycare class as L. Co-worker B (the annoying one) is a distant relative we see at the occasional family reunion.

Me: Yeah, I think Co-worker A is about to rip off Co-worker B's head and stuff it up his backside.

S: Why does she want to rip off his head and stuff it up his backside?

Mr. W: [uncontrollable laughter]

Me: Ummmm, I just meant that she's very angry with him.

Mr. W: [more uncontrollable laughter]

One of two things will happen:

1. S. will come up to Co-worker A at daycare and ask her why she wants to rip Co-worker B's head off and stuff it up his backside.

2. S. will come up t0 Co-worker B at a family reunion and ask him why Co-worker A wants to rip his head off and stuff it up his backside.

Gee, I've been a parent for nearly 5 years, and I still make rookie mistakes like this one!